Anyway, when answering my email he quoted my lines where I said that a few jerks can at best kill a few hundred people, and said in retort:
> Sure, just like the Nazi's extinguished the lives ofNow what's really funny about this response is not that it completely ignores my point. No, what's funny is that he is actually arguing that I was too preoccupied with backward bending supply curves of labor to notice that there were these things called Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia.
> over 8 million people
> and Stalin just about 25 million. You really should
> get your nose out of the
> economic texts and into a bit of history.
So let's be clear, once and for all: During the course of my schooling (not to mention watching the History Channel), I've heard a few references now and again to these chaps. (And for what it's worth, I have never understood how the examples of totalitarian governments somehow prove that government is necessary for society.)